Aaron Judge Takes Home Run Lead After Finishing Against Toronto

Aaron Jersey hit a staggering three-point drive in the ninth for the first walk-off home run in the major leagues that led to a 6-5 come-back victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.

Giancarlo Stanton tied the score on a decent 3-pointer in the sixth, and the Yankees’ 14th win in 16 games as the angry Blue Jays reddened by three red cards from Toronto.

6 Yankees, 5 Blue Jays | box score | play by play

The Yankees overcame Luis Severino’s uneasy start and improved to a major league record of 21-8.

George Springer hit a Toronto leadoff home run, and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit a tie-break double in the eighth to help the Blues lead 5-3.

Hitter ninth Jose Trevino and DJ LeMahieu walked ninth in a row against Jordan Romano (1-2), with Jersey sending a hanging 1-2 slider 450 feet into the second deck from left field. The big slugger, who hit the finish drive at Class AA Trenton in April 2015, did some dancing as he approached the plate and was surrounded by excited teammates.

Jersey and Stanton hit 20 home runs in the same game, including postseason, and the Yankees won 19 of those games.

With the second blow save of 14 chances this season, Romano leads the major league saves.

Wandi Peralta (1-0) won the game with nine hits.

Santiago Espinal took a double and double in the early days as Toronto quickly created a 3-0 lead over Severino after an eight-day break. It was originally a home run.

After Yusei Kikuchi pitched five innings without a hit, Stanton tied in the bottom of the sixth inning with relief pitcher Yimi García’s three-run home run, who narrowed Yankee Stadium’s short right field space by just a few lines. According to Statcast, the 335-foot drive wouldn’t have hit a home run on any other big league ballpark.

It was then that the fireworks began in earnest.

Garcia hit the next hitter, Josh Donaldson, near the left elbow pad with a 94 mph fastball from a 0-1 count.

The Yankees bench players didn’t like it, but Donaldson calmly went to first base and the referees were called on the infield turf.

After lengthy discussions, manager Alfonso Marquez sent off Garcia, angering pitchers and several Blue Jays pouring out of the dugout. In a heated exchange, Marques also kicked out pitching coach Pete Walker.

And when Yankees relief pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga knocked out Bo Bichet with a 97 mph fastball in the 7th inning, referee Lance Barrett heard something from the Blue Jays bench and panicked Charlie Montoyo ( Charlie Montoyo) was sent off.

Toronto regained composure and ran a two-run rally in the eighth. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. took the leadoff walk from Loaisiga and sprinted home from start to finish with a head first slide in Gurriel’s line drive double in Chad Green’s left field.

Gurriel advanced home to third base and scored from Alejandro Kirk’s sacrifice fly.

Toronto have lost three of their three straight games and lost six of their eight games.

Washington — There was no doubt that this rat was real. The same goes for the Mets.

During Tuesday night’s three-and-a-half innings, there was an animal sprinting through the outfield grass just before James McCann’s sacrifice fly opened the scoring, and Carlos Carrasco nearly reached the bottom of the seventh again, helping the Mets beat the Washington Nationals 4-4. helped 2.

Mets 4, Nationals 2 | box score | play by play

The sight of one creature from a crowd of 21,955 in Nationals Park has caused some to gasp and cheers from others.

“The mice were lucky. Tonight wasn’t Cat Day, it was Dog Park!” Team spokesperson Jennifer Mastin Giglio joked in a text message.

An episode from May 8, 2021 came to mind a year ago. That’s what happened when the Mets Club finished with a disappointing 77-85. Francisco Lindor and Jeff McNeil argued during a match after they joined. stir the fold Before long, the Mets rushed into a tunnel near the dugout.

Here’s Lindor’s explanation that day: “’I’ve never seen a New York rat.’ So we sprinted down. I wanted to go see the New York rat, and (McNeil) got mad at me and said, ‘It’s a raccoon, not a rat.’”

Hmm. Still, this time around, there was no doubt what was going on during the eventful half inning that started last for the Nationals, leading 2-0 thanks to Maikel Franco’s RBI double this time. He tried to score in the first. A solo shot by Riley Adams in the fourth, and in the fifth.

Carrasco (3-1) only gave up 2/3 innings in 6 innings. He started the day as the only pitcher to record more than seven innings in two starts in the majors.

In the 6th inning, the Mets tried to break through when Nationals starting pitcher Patrick Corbyn was replaced by new muster Carl Edwards Jr., demonstrating why they are currently 21-10.

The Mets loaded Edward (0-1)’s stolen base with two hits and walks, and Jeff McNeil scored a pair as he bounced a ball off first base Josh Bell into right field line.

McCann’s sacrifice fly made it 3-2 and “Let’s go, Mets!” Fans’ slogans in the stands. After Lindor threw a big dive stop and ball to drop Franco to the ground in the 7th, the Mets added a fire insurance run in the 8th, and Edwin Díaz pitched the ninth for a 7th save in the 8th. I did.

MINNEAPOLIS — Justin Verlander missed his fourth no-hitter to five outs, but still faced his worst in eight innings, and the Houston Astros went on to post their eighth straight losing streak by beating the Minnesota Twins 5-0 on Tuesday night.

Twins third baseman Gio Urshela ended Verlander’s bid by hitting right field with one out in the eighth inning. The 39-year-old right-handed finished eighth by driving Royce Lewis into a double play in his first season returning from Tommy John surgery.

Astros 5, Twins 0 | box score | play by play

Verlander was competing for Sandy Koufax’s all-time no-hitter record. Nolan Ryan holds the record for seven.

After pitching just one in 2020 and missing out for all of 2021 with an elbow injury, Verlander has been stellar so far in 2022. Tuesday’s start moved him to a 4-1 ERA of 1.55 over six starts.

Verlander struck out five and walked two in 89 pitches. Blake Taylor pitched his ninth for Houston.

A box score and summary for Tuesday’s remaining tasks.

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